The Good, the Bad and the Funny - Issue #10

by Duncan

This week's newsletter is about startups and how they treat their employees. You'll find that they come with amazing perks and a competitive working environment. On the other hand, not every story is a successful one.  

And if you have no idea what to eat at work tomorrow, you better check our funny section. We have some amazing and delicious ideas for you.  

The Good.....

A Company In California Is Paying Employees $2,000 A Year To Go On VACATION
Most employers offer vacation time only because they have to, and many employees are made to somehow feel guilty for taking the time off. They say, 'you have three weeks of vacation time,' and to Mark Douglas, the CEO of SteelHouse, that doesn't seem real.

AnyPerk raises $11.5 million
"Employee happiness" startup AnyPerk has raised an $11.5 million round of investment capital.

The Bad.....

Blue Apron Warehouse Employees Complain of Chaotic, Violent Working Conditions
The downside of growing fast and scaling quickly can be not accounting for the people who put your product together.

Shoprite workers complain about Basson’s R100m salary at Cosatu march
Some workers joined the march dressed in their red Shoprite work T-shirts to express their frustrations over working conditions at one of the country’s biggest retail store chains.

and the Funny....

Fun and Easy Lunch Box Ideas for Work
Want healthy, fun, and easy lunch for yourself, your kids or your spouse? Think "outside the lunch box" and surprise your coleagues with these new recipes!

15 Recruitment Emojis That Don’t Exist
Do you want to express your feeling the best way possible while at the office? Check out the emojis!

"We wanted an online suggestion box that's easy to run and Vetter fits the bill"

Heather Saunders; ECITB Product Dev. Platform Manager

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